Today is the day we’ll be celebrating music throughout the Upper Perkiomen Valley, while others celebrate Make Music throughout the world – towns and cities in over 108 countries will be offering free concerts, and opportunities for folks to join in playing and making music, to the public on June 21st as part of Fete de la Musique. In Upper Perk, music will be playing from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., spread out among 14 locations.
“National Music Day is music in the streets, music in your church, music in the cafes, the parks, and wherever you feel like playing. National Music Day is the one day a year we celebrate the central role of music in our lives and our country through free, open, and accessible events throughout the U.S. and the world.” http://nationalmusicday.org/
Musicians come from the Upper Perk Valley and surrounding areas, and include amateurs and professionals; ranging in ages from 5 years old to 80+?, playing and singing all types of music from folk to Celtic to punk rock; jazz to pops orchestra to Sousa. This year there are several opportunities for members of the public to show up and join in the singing; Hymn Sing at 4 p.m. at St. Mark’s Lawn in Pennsburg; and two Campfire Sing-alongs beginning at 9 p.m at Pennsburg UCC Lawn and at New Goshenhoppen Park in East Greenville.
In case of rain, music scheduled for St. Mark’s Lawn will move to New Goshenhoppen Park in East Greenville (where there is a covered bandstand for the performers and a covered pavilion with seating for the audience), and music scheduled for The Porch at Pennsburg UCC will move inside the Pennsburg UCC building (most likely the social hall).
Full list of musicians for 2016.
Full program for MMUP 2016.
Every June 21st is National Music Day.